Dear Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs,
I would like to ask for information and data regarding the methodology and reliability, validity and robustness of the hair test conducted during the survey on badger numbers in 2013.

Yours faithfully,

Helen Farrall

Helpline, Defra (CCU), Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

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Dear Helpline, Defra (CCU),

I am prompting FOI to classify my request as I need an answer.

Yours sincerely,

Helen Farrall

Helpline, Defra (CCU), Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

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will reply sooner if we can.  If you need a quick response, please call
the Defra Helpline on 08459 33 55 77, or from outside the UK call +44 (0)
20 7238 6951 (Minicom/textphone for the deaf and hard of hearing: 0845 300
1998).   Please note that requests under the Freedom of Information Act
2000 (FOIA) and the Environmental Information Regulations 2004 (EIRs) will
receive a response within 20 workings days after the date of receipt of
your request, subject to this deadline being extended under certain
limited circumstances allowed in the legislation.

The [1]Defra pages on GOV.UK contain a lot of information about Defra’s
work that may be of interest.  Some of the popular pages are:

·       [2]Latest Defra news

·       [3]Processed beef products and horse meat

·       [4]Travelling with Pets

·       [5]Reducing bovine tuberculosis (including information about
badger control)

·       [6]Fishing (including Common Fisheries Policy)

·       [7]Waste and recycling

·       [8]Flooding and coastal change

Regards

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Defra

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TBADMIN (FFG), Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

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Defra TB Programme
<<RFI 5504.pdf>>
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Helen Farrall left an annotation ()

I am hoping to receive a robust response soon, as I believe that the test has already been used to determine the number of badgers to be executed at dates (post 1/6/13) and locations determined by Defra. This is not 'open' information and, if it is material in its effect, why is my FOI taking so long?

Helen Farrall left an annotation ()

Still waiting

TBADMIN (FFG), Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

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Please see attached.

Many thanks

Defra tb programme
<<RFI 5504.pdf>>
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